A-League stands firm against Fox Sports with restart on hold | Jonathan Howcroft

FFA, A-League clubs and the PFA are heading for a showdown with the broadcaster over the future of the professional game

A plan to conclude the A-League season has been announced by Football Federation Australia, A-League clubs and the players’ union. If it materialises, 32 matches will take place in 35 days from mid-July to mid-August. “We are committed to delivering the completion of the Hyundai A-League 2019-20 season,” said FFA CEO James Johnson. 

But there’s a catch. Broadcast partner Fox Sports has not yet agreed to the terms of the resumption, and until that matter is resolved everything is on hold.

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